NICE Guideline on CFS/ME Judicial Review: Media coverage 13.01.09

NICE Guideline on CFS/ME Judicial Review: Media coverage 13.01.09

The silent pain of ME
By Sarah Spendiff

Publication date: Monday, 12 January 09

“There are several patient surveys that highlight how many ME/CFS sufferers find GET to have a negative affect on their recovery. Despite this, in the UK, GET and CBT are the only recognised forms of treatment for patients which are recommended by the NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) guidelines. This has led to a judicial review of the guidelines being brought by two patients and supported by some medical professors and scientists.

They claim that NICE has not considered all of the information available to them when drawing up the guidelines and that the evidence they did draw on is flawed. The case will be heard next month and, according to Declan Carroll of the Irish ME Trust, the outcome will have repercussions here, too.”

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